Erik Gainor: I believe it’s Zeustra’s philosophical foundations that make our company so unique from others. As a philosophy and technology geek myself, I dreamt of an organization that would shape the future. The name of our company is a mash-up between “Zeus and Zarathustra”, which represents a synergy between ancient Greek wisdom and the future goals of mankind.
Something magical happens when you take the wisdom passed down to you and transform it into something that furthers its evolution. We challenge ourselves every day to think unconventionally so that our biases don’t get in the way of technological progress.
Innovation is a restless endeavor, but I wouldn’t change it for the world because I believe that transformation is a key differentiator of the human experience. The digital transformation is an exciting opportunity to participate in the fastest evolution in the history of mankind. A few years in technology seems like light-years in the future economy. To stay ahead of global competition, you must have talented people fueled by a desire for innovation that occurs almost daily. Fortunately, we have passionate and intelligent individuals that have bought into our company vision requiring a constant deconstruction of old ways of doing things in favor of more efficient processes.
Maintaining a cultural zeitgeist inspired by innovation is fundamental to retaining our role as a global leader in technology development and digital transformation that optimizes real estate performance. We will continue to develop agile and scalable products that offer clients predictive intelligence only dreamt of a few years ago. It’s a very exciting time to be in our industry.
John Wenger: The pace of innovation is breathtaking and hard to predict, but I see three things that seem inevitable:
First, acceleration: I see things that used to take months taking days, sometimes hours.
Second, democratization: I see actionable knowledge emerging in real-time for buyers, sellers, and sales agents that would have seemed impossible and unknowable even 10 years ago knowledge buried in millions of data points that’s only accessible by feeding a sophisticated artificial intelligence with a vast single source of truth. The fallout of this is disintermediation – I see the elimination of obsolete middle players whose only remaining value lies in their asymmetrical access to purposefully obfuscated information.
Altogether, this means that buyers find better acquisitions faster, sellers close at a better premium faster, owners fill vacancies with better leases faster. The market increases its velocity and efficiency and everyone who survives wins.